Royal Mail to trial EV tyres for cleaner air!

Royal Mail will work with manufacturer ENSO to reduce pollution created by rubber in the tyres used on electric vehicles

AFC Energy and Mace join forces to decarbonise construction sites

Diesel generators will be replaced by hydrogen fuel cell alternatives to drive down emissions

Oxford Council to become ‘first UK local authority to set out city-wide air pollution reduction target’

The local authority will introduce a new local annual NO2 target of 30µg/m3 by 2025 stricter than the current legal of 40µg/m3

UK to launch new legally-binding environmental targets by end of 2022

The goals will focus on the improvement of biodiversity, air and water quality as well as reduction of waste

Renault Trucks accelerates energy transition with fuel made from French rapeseed

The biodiesel is expected to help reduce emissions, particulate matter and nitrogen oxides

Air pollution levels in the US on the rise since 2016

New research suggests a 5.5% increase in toxic air between 2016 and 2018 is already having significant health implications

Extreme air pollution ‘could cut 21 years off your life’

A new report suggests particulate matter is particular dangerous, as tiny particles can “easily penetrate lung passageways” and cause “significant cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and respiratory damage”

Polluting dust from car tyres and brakes ‘needs addressing’

The government’s Air Quality Expert Group says tiny plastic fragments from tyres, roads and brake blocks can damage the lungs and will ultimately be washed into waterways

Air pollution exposure could negatively affect women’s fertility

New research has found women may have an earlier menopause and leave them with fewer years to have children

Transport and agriculture ‘pose problems’ for European emissions reduction

The European Environment Agency (EEA) says ammonia emissions from farming continued to rise in 2016